Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Spencer Ackerman
The Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 08/09/2013
Ackerman: There’s something called the 702 provision in a 2008 bill. It basically says, it allows foreign communications, communications believed to be from foreigners related to espionage, related to terrorism, to be collected not just the data about them but the conversations, themselves. Now Inside that data, there's some subject because you're talking about such a huge pool and because of some technological necessities, there are some Americans' communications
Spencer Ackerman
The Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 08/09/2013
Ackerman continued: that are swept up in that as well. You've heard Obama say both today and previously, well, we don't listen to Americans' communications. We're not listening to your phone calls, we’re not reading your e-mails. Well some of that data is inside this so-called 702 series of databases and this loophole that we disclosed today that we sort of gave the evidence that Senator Wyden's been sort of nodding about and sort of indicating about shows that under certain conditions starting in 2011 the NSA was given the authority to search for US person identifiers, they are actually querying
Spencer Ackerman
The Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 08/09/2013
Ackerman continued 2: that database to find, perhaps, Ezra Klein, Julian Sanchez, Robert Gibbs and so on and so forth within that database. This is something completely different from the way the administration, even over these last eight weeks have talked about their authorities.
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